New research projects in FISA Here you will find the latest 20 projects that have been included in the Information System for Agriculture and Food Research (FISA). en-en Federal Office for Agriculture and Food TYPO3 Optimizing the quality in French fries production The aim of the OptiPom project is to obtain the necessary crop production data for well-founded advice. For this we want to determine the effects of the plant cultivation methods on the deep-frying quality of processing potatoes under Bavarian conditions and to derive well-founded advice from them.
Quality problems of French fries due to browning and sugar ends depend on various factors. In the project fertilization, irrigation, harvest time and storage are therefore examined and quantified more precisely. The results are the basis for advice for the Bavarian growers.
Both the plant cultivation optimizations, including their environmental relevance, as well as adaptation strategies for climate change are taken into account.
Sub-goals: Quantification of the effects of drip irrigation and fertilization on frying quality, quantification of the reduction in nitrate levels in soil by irrigation and validation of an independently developed digital rating system for frying quality with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Development of an online tool for humus preservation and buildup in Bavaria currently unavailable

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TadeLoS - Onfarm Slaughtering of Cattle without Stress Further development of the process of partly mobile slaughtering - Advancing from slaughtering single animals to reaching relevant quantities of cattle for regional marketing Partly mobile slaughter means to kill animals, in this case bovine, on site on the ranch. Usually this is done by stunning with captive bolt and a following bleeding to death. Afterwards, the dead bodies are being carried to a slaughter house for further processing. For this purpose a mobile unit belonging to the slaughterhouse and an employee of the slaughterhouse who will operate the unit are necessary. Processes for partly mobile slaughter of single animals already exist. As part of this project the process shall be modified to realize killing up to 4 to 8 animals successively. This will ensure a more economical delivery of significant amount to the retail traders. Regional sales of organic meat , produced without mental pressure for animals can thus be increased.

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Species rich green building envelopes with climatically effective vertical greening Consequences of the proceeding climate change become more and more perceptible in urban spaces due to increasing soil sealing and heat retaining and emitting buildings. Transpirational cooling and shading by plants are important factors to attenuate urban heat spots. However, urban canyons do neighter provide enough space nor soil acess for climate adapted trees and shrubs to establish a climatically effective green infrastructure. Therefor, we have to attract notice to the importance of vertical greening for climate control. The successful previous project `Klima-Forschungs-Station‘ showed that the combination of green walls with innovative materials for facades (ZAE Bayern) facilitates cooling in summer and isolating the green building in winter time. Previous aspects of vertical greening mostly focused on functionality, climate effectivity, maintenance costs and optical conditions. Moreover, with a suitable arrangement, formerly overheated and dead facades could be transformed into diverse living habitats for plants and animals. To stabilise pollinator populations, particularly wild bees, and enhance biodiversity, it is essential to provide rich and long flowering plants as food source along with nesting sites. For this reason, habitat and climate adapted, long flowering, bee friendly shrubs will be tested for their suitability in vertical greening systems. With focus on biodiversity in urban ecology also mobile habitat modules e.g. nesting sits with appropriate nesting materials for wild bees should be directly integrated within the vertical plant systems. Bee acceptance and compatibility with commercially available green wall systems, plant performance, climate effectivity, energy efficiency, maintanance costs and contribution to urban biodiversity with focus on wild bee populations will be evaluated. The overall objective is to establish species-rich, climate effective green building envelops for practical use in facade greening.

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Getting paludiculture into practice: Integrative Management Cultivation currently unavailable

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Innovation Network Beef - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, the impact on environment and social acceptance currently unavailable

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Collaborative project: Investigation of the efficiency of process-integrated, structural and technical measures to reduce emissions of ammonia, odour and methane from pig and dairy cattle husbandry and implementation of a data platform - subproject 4 currently unavailable

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Prolonged lactation of dairy cows currently unavailable

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Nitrogen stabilization in fertilization practice: optimization by regionalization on the basis of meteorological-aphidic parameters currently unavailable

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Acidification of fermentation residues currently unavailable

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Concept on the reduction of diffuse nutrient inputs currently unavailable

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A novel and integrated approach to increase multiple and combined stress tolerance in plants using tomato as a model Tomato is a main EU agricultural commodity, cultivated all over Europe in open and protected field and in glasshouses, representing a biological and agronomical model crop. Combined water and nutrient stress is a major problem for tomato farmers and solutions are needed to safeguard yields, while preserving the environment.
The overall goal of TOMRES is to enhance resilience to combined water and nutrient stress in tomato and to maximize water (WUE) and nutrient use efficiency (NUE) by designing and testing in the field (open and protected) novel combinations of genotypes and management practices reducing the environmental impact of agricultural activities.
To this aim, TOMRES will select, among over 10,000 available accessions, rootstocks and scions tolerating combined stress, while retaining fruit quality and yield, taking advantage of innovative screening approaches. Novel traits, in particular belowground, to be exploited in breeding, will be identified. The role of selected hormones (strigolactones and brassinosteroids) will be studied to identify further resilience traits. TOMRES will test and optimize sustainable crop management strategies such as legume intercropping, precision fertilization and irrigation techniques, manipulation of symbiotic microorganisms, and the use of rootstocks more suited to water and nutrient uptake from the soil.
Novel genotypes X management strategies will be developed with the goal of reducing N and P application by at least 20%, water input by 40%, while granting environmental sustainability and economic viability of the solutions proposed. Testing will be integrated with analysis of environmental (greenhouse emissions, water quality), and of socio-economic impact. Agronomical, environmental, and economical data will be processed to construction of models and of a Decision Support System. Demonstration and dissemination activities will follow the whole course of the project, and will transfer the results to different environments and other cropping systems, thus ensuring the widest impact of the gained knowledge on the EU economy. Trans-disciplinary knowledge transfer among farmers, breeders, industries, associations and scientists will be granted by a solid multi-actor approach since the planning stage.

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Demonstration of humus-building measures in crop rotations with leguminous arable forage mixtures and grain legumes on dry sandy soils currently unavailable

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Exploration of the causes of sea buckthorn dieback and development of countermeasures currently unavailable

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Process engineering enhancement of the breeding of pike-perch set fish for an economically profitable production of the plant Hohen Wangelin currently unavailable

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Seasonal determination of the sea trout population in the watersheds of the Vorpommersche Boddengewässer, the Mecklenburger Bucht and the Haff region by means of video-optical recording of ascending individuals in connection with monitoring and fishery biological studies currently unavailable

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Optimization of white tiger shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) production in MV currently unavailable

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Optimization of the production process for rearing pike pearch in multi-site systems currently unavailable

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Restoration of the Baltic sturgeon population by optimizing husbandry and reproduction conditions of the spawning stock and implementing stocking and monitoring measures currently unavailable

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Continuation of the implementation of the European Eel Regulation in MV currently unavailable

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